We will be participating in the Engadin Art Talks later this month in the Alpine town of Zuoz in Switzerland. E.A.T. was initiated by Cristina Bechtler, and is led by Beatrix Ruf, director and curator of the Kunsthalle Zurich, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery London. The topic of this year’s talks is Mapping the Alps and the participants include several artists and architects.
While we know nothing about Alpine architecture, it is our interest in Himalayan architecture that takes us there. We will show a short video work-in-progress, Mud Stone Slate Bamboo, which chronicles the construction of our cow house in Dharamsala in the local Gaddi style.
We will also present some pictures of traditional architecture in Spiti and talk about the changes taking place there as concrete structures, although completely ill-suited to the climate and environment, are gaining in popularity.
There is more information about the talks on this website (English option as well):